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Old 10-04-2009, 01:07 AM   #1
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How do ya'll recommend I fix it?
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:11 AM   #2
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That looks downright NASTY

See how deep it is, it might be "grindable" if there is such a term.
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Damn, thats rough! I would have thought that was a floorboard of a car from the 60's if I didn't know it was from a Miata. As I think I see a few places already rusted through, that might be a tough repair. I'm no sheet metal man though.
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id get a new shell... they are cheap
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As much as it sucks, a new shell is the best option.
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Holy ****, car must have been in a flood. I would just spray it with rust fix to get rid of the rust. Unless you want to get a new shell for it
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Holy ****, car must have been in a flood. I would just spray it with rust fix to get rid of the rust. Unless you want to get a new shell for it
I don't think thats going to regrow the 2lbs of metal the rust has eaten away. I also vote new shell. You can buy mine if you buy the other $4500 of other stuff thats attached
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A thin layer of carpet will cure that. Out of sight, out of mind!
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I don't think thats going to regrow the 2lbs of metal the rust has eaten away. I also vote new shell. You can buy mine if you buy the other $4500 of other stuff thats attached
or mine... with $20k+ and my soul attached to it... ill throw in a blow job or 2 from hustler
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or mine... with $20k+ and my soul attached to it... ill throw in a blow job or 2 from hustler
Hey, that isn't the point here. The point is I will sell my "shell" for $4500 Keep your irrelevant posts out of this thread please.
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Ya know, Im thinking I could grind away as much as possible, patch the holes, spray it with some sealer and then just run with it. It should last another few years before it really becomes an issue. Besides, I'm planning on getting an NB in the next year or so and then I wanted to turn this car into an autox/ track rat.
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Ya know, Im thinking I could grind away as much as possible, patch the holes, spray it with some sealer and then just run with it. It should last another few years before it really becomes an issue. Besides, I'm planning on getting an NB in the next year or so and then I wanted to turn this car into an autox/ track rat.
just get an NB right now and save yourself a headache
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I'm gonna have to replace this shell...........After a few minutes of scraping and poking.

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Its a goner for sure
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I thought that might happen.
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Its a goner for sure
Yeah, I've come to accept it. I need a drink.
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Please post vids of it getting set on fire in a blaze of glory. Other suggestions include driving it into a burning barn, or driving it off a clift and having it explode on the way down.
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bondo products? looks like it works wonders for rust holes.
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Not on a structural section with holes.
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I'm gonna have to replace this shell...........After a few minutes of scraping and poking.


Dayum! I think you could probably fix this if you had to...but like you have already said as well as many others, its probably more cost effective to just get a cheap shell...this is why I like the miata so much, compared to cars with similar performance (After the miata's been turbo'd of course), parts are plentiful and cheap!
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